thirty flights of loving

Humble Bundle's latest weekly sale is a Blendo Games love-in

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The War of the Bundles has seen armies of indies flock to more different flags than a Game of Thrones LARPing expedition. Right now, Humble Bundle are clearly at the head of the fray, securing a constant drip of reinforcements with their Weekly Sale. This is a battle that's only going to escalate, until someone releases every single game in one Bundle A-Bomb of mutually assured wallet destruction. It'll all end in tears. Mark my words.

Until then, we may as well enjoy being collateral damage - especially when it means a pay-what-you-want deal for the entirety of Blendo Games' back catalogue.


2013 Independent Games Festival main competition finalists announced

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The shortlist for the 15th IGF award finalists has been revealed. There were more than 580 entries this year, across an incredibly diverse range of genres, requiring the attention of some 200 judges to help pare down the games into seven award categories, with five nominees apiece.


The Short-form Game of the Year 2012: FTL

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The fact that FTL lets me command a craft called The Space Badger with Don Draper at the helm isn’t the main reason I love it (although it is a factor). Ever since I saw Firefly, I’ve been eager to take charge of a crew and lead them to almost certain death. FTL lets me do that, over and over again.


Steam, Schmeam: the Super Shock Bundle offers 13 indie games for $13

Tom Sykes at

If you can tear yourselves away from the Steam sale counter for just a minute, we bring news of a different sort of countdown, for the perhaps aptly named Super Shock Bundle. You're probably rolling your eyes right now at the presence of yet another indie bundle, but here's why you should consider rolling them back, as painful as that might be: the Super Shock Bundle will feature thirteen games, including VVVVVV, Home, Thirty Flights of Loving, Probability 0 and Cortex Command. The other thing to consider is that the offer's only open for seven of your Earth hours, starting today at 5PM UK time (that's 12PM Eastern Standard Time).


Thirty Flights of Loving tells a better story in 13 minutes than most games do in 13 hours

Graham Smith at

When indie game designer Brendon Chung isn't making games like Flotilla and Atom Zombie Smasher, he's producing entries in his first-person Citizen Abel series. The last was Gravity Bone, a stylish short story about a spy. It's free, and you should probably play it.

The next game in the series is Thirty Flights of Loving, and you should definitely play it. It's another first-person short story, requires no previous knowledge of the series, and it's about a heist. The trailer is above. Without spoiling any of the story, I'm going to convince you why you should pay money for something you'll finish playing in less time than it took me to write this article.